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Sheila Simon

Sheila Simon

Illinois Lt. Gov. Simon To Run For Comptroller

Sheila Simon ended five months of uncertainty about her political future by launching her 2014 bid for Illinois state comptroller.

07/31/2013

Sheila Simon

Lt. Gov: Illinois Cities Should Ban Assault Weapons Now

Sheila Simon says weapons bill on governor’s desk, if signed, could prevent local bans in the future.

06/09/2013

Concealed Carry 1a, Getty Images, photo by Shelly Katz

Illinois Lt. Gov. Wants Statewide Concealed Carry Law

Lawmakers have until June 9 to craft and pass a concealed carry law, by order of a federal appeals court.

05/07/2013

Sheila Simon

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon Won’t Seek Re-Election

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon says she is weighing her options when it comes to seeking another public office.

02/13/2013

Sheila Simon

Illinois Lt. Gov. Creates Firearms Working Group

The group will be made up of freshmen state senators and representatives. They will meet with gun owners, hunters, law enforcement and families of gun violence victims.

01/28/2013

Photo: Getty Images

Illinois Senate Takes Up Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Earlier today, Lt. Gov. Shelia Simon urged Illinoisans to contact their legislators and encourage them to vote in favor of the legislation.

01/02/2013

Sheila Simon

Illinois Lt. Governor Weighs In On Guns

“I think what we need to look at is from the point of view of ‘how do we keep ourselves safe,’ and that’s a different answer, depending on where you are in the state.”

12/26/2012

cell phone

Wireless Company Donates Phones, Cash To Fight Domestic Violence

The donated phones, which Sheila Simon characterized as “turning everyone’s junk drawer into good news,” will be erased and refurbished.

10/23/2012

Sheila Simon

Illinois Lt. Gov. Pushes For Price Tags On College Degrees

“We’re working on getting information to students as they’re thinking about where to apply to college, about what that ultimate price tag is,” Sheila Simon said.

10/22/2012

University of Illinois

Illinois Lt. Governor Supports Efforts To Rein In Tuition Costs

Simon cites a Pew Research Center report that found students amassed an average of $26,000 in student loans in 2010.

10/15/2012

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